Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (2024)

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Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (1)


Rating: 5 stars


I made the mistake of cooking my potatoes too long the first time but still made for a delicious version of mashed potatoes.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (2)


Rating: 5 stars


I was looking for a new potato salad for Father's Day to accompany ribs. I kept true to the recipe and have to say thank you! It is creamy and tasty with simple ingredients. The pimentos add a wonderful flavor after everything had time to mingle! Will be making this all summer long! Perfect addition to my cookout recipe collection.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (3)


Rating: 5 stars


Made this for a potluck for my college/married Sunday School activity, we are conservative Baptists and we went full Pentecostal over it! Lol

Seriously though, it was a hit. I doubled the recipe, and used red potatoes, otherwise stayed true since it was my first go around. My wife thought my usual potato salad is great, but this one knocks it out of the park. Looks like I have a new go-to!

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (4)


Rating: 4 stars


I've made this twice now, most recently for July 4th BBQ. It is always a pleaser....but how could you really go wrong with potatoes and bacon? Will make this over and over, to be sure.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (5)


Rating: 5 stars


I don't always love potato salad - but this one was great.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (6)


Rating: 5 stars


Absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! My guests were so complimentary of this dish!!!!!!! I'm going to serve it soon for a graduation luncheon.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (7)


Rating: 5 stars


Fantastic. Am going to try using crisp turkey bacon.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (8)


Rating: 5 stars


This is my go-to "company" potato salad. The only difference in this one & mine is that I add grated cheese to get closer to the loaded baked potato idea mentioned by Keiko123, above.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (9)


Rating: 5 stars


Love this recipe! This potato salad has been a nice new addition to our BBQ's. The fresh ingredients with the smokey bacon are PERFECT!

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (10)


Rating: 4 stars


Made this exactly according to the recipe..I thought you were supposed to , in order to give it a fair rating??? Sorry, but adding things and taking things out and substituting isn't the same recipe. This salad had a nice flavor, reminded me of a loaded bake potato and I liked that it didn't have a lot of mayonnaise and the subsequent hung-over mayonnaise taste. I think the pimento is actually what brings all the flavors together. For ease, better to buy a small can of chopped pimentos next time, the pimentos are kinda slippery to chop and I ended up using kitchen sheers. Good make ahead recipe and although I won't say it's my all time favorite potato salad recipe, I would certainly make it again. I think this is a recipe that deserves all the correct ingredients..bacon bits? No thank you. Give me real bacon. I served it with grilled chicken and baked beans to give to our new pastor's family for their first night in their new home here.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (11)


Rating: 5 stars


Best potato salad every - everyone always asks for the recipe. I usually leave out the pimiento since I don't keep it on hand.

Rating: 4 stars


Best ever. I have made this potato salad for several large gathering and everyone said it was the best potato salad they had every eaten. Most wanted the recipe. Give it a try while it is still warm.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (13)


Rating: 5 stars


This is absolutely the best potato salad ever! I made this for a large party. I doubled the ingredients, but tripled the sour cream and mayo dressing. I also added two grated hard boiled eggs, and one teaspoon of celery seed.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (14)


Rating: 5 stars


This potato salad is delicious! Very light and flavorful... not heavy like most potato salads. Although I felt the amount of potatoes called for was too much for the amount of mayo and sour cream they asked for, so I just left out some potato. Otherwise, its perfect! A little extra bacon doesn't hurt either! :)

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (15)


Rating: 5 stars


Very Good potato salad recipe! Instead of 'frying' bacon, I used the Real Bacon bits instead...just sprinkling until I though it was enough..which was probably about two tablespoons. I also used 1/4 tsp of celery seed (per stalk) because I did not have fresh celery. I used red potatoes..left the skin on..and cooked until just tender, then drained. I also added just a sprinkling of dill seed...fantastic!!! Thanks for a great recipe....I will be making this again! :-)

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (16)


Rating: 5 stars


This is the best potato salad EVER! The only change I make is that I use celery seed instead of celery because I can't stand celery. I've made it for two large gatherings and everyone raves. So yummy!

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (17)


Rating: 5 stars


Tried this with Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing in place of the Mayo and sour cream, extra bacon, and no pimiento. Wonderful, my family loved it. We have it at least twice a month.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (18)


Rating: 5 stars


This potato salad was a hit at our last family gathering, it is even better the next day. The only change I made was substituting olives for the pimientos. If you have the time boil the potatoes whole the night before and put in the refrigerator overnight, this makes the potatoes easier to work with and the potato pieces firm. I have already given the recipe to several people.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (19)


Rating: 5 stars


My daughter's favorite and everyone else too. We use fresh diced red bell pepper instead of pimento. A few extra slices of bacon doesn't hurt either. Daughter and Dad highly recommend.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (20)


Rating: 5 stars


Yummm !!! I've been making my mom's mustard potato salad for years and wanted to try something new for a bbq. This is my new favorite ! I think it's the bacon and sour cream that add the punch. I grated boiled eggs into the salad, too. It was so good I could not stay away from the salad ! I made myself sick but I could not step away from the table ! Great as left overs, too.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (21)


Rating: 5 stars


i did not add the pimentos and it was still delicious. not many kids like the celery so if you can make two side dishes one with celery and one without. it is very yummy i was shopping for bacon for this dish and i was talking with someone about this recipe and i shared the recipe with 3 to 4 people. they could not wait to have it at there next barbeque. enjoy and share pictures and with others....

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (22)


Rating: 5 stars


Yummy potato salad! I took this to a bbq at the lake and everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (23)


Rating: 4 stars


I made this for a dinner party, and everyone really liked it. Most potato salad recipes have too much mayo in them, and this was just right. The crumbled bacon made it even better. This tastes similar to fixing a baked potato. Chopping the fresh ingredients did take a little longer than the prep time given on the recipe though.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (24)


Rating: 5 stars


My family doesn't typically like potato salad, but LOVED this recipe! It had wonderful flavor and the leftovers were great, too. Will definitely make this again!

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (2024)


How to make creamy potato salad with bacon? ›

In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the potatoes and celery and toss to coat. Fold in the parsley, tarragon, and bacon before serving.

Should I peel potatoes before boiling for potato salad? ›

Larger potatoes should be cubed to ensure they cook evenly (peeled first if desired). Smaller potatoes tend to have thin skins and can be boiled whole, no peeling required.

How to keep potatoes from falling apart when making potato salad? ›

Don't Undercook (or Overcook) the Potatoes

Poke them with a fork after the water has boiled for 5 minutes (or, if steaming, after 15 minutes). Don't wait until they fall apart when pierced with a fork.

Does mayonnaise go with bacon? ›

Yes they do, especially when the mayo is applied to toast, with lettuce and tomato added to the bacon.

Should you add salt to water when boiling potatoes for potato salad? ›

Dense potatoes don't absorb seasonings easily, so you'll need to salt the water liberally so that the water the potatoes do drink up also carries in seasoning. And because potatoes are so timid in flavor, they need that salt to bring them out of their shells. Pour some salt in, then keep going.

Which type of potato is best for potato salad? ›

Waxy potatoes are generally considered the best for classic potato salad because they retain their shape, you don't have to peel them, and they have a smooth texture. People who prefer a creamy potato salad that soaks up dressing like a sponge, though, opt for a starchy potato.

Is it better to boil potatoes whole or cut up for potato salad? ›

Waxy potatoes can be cooked whole or cut, with or without the skin. Starchy potatoes should be cooked whole with the skin on, then peeled and cut after they're cooked. Select medium Russet potatoes, not large ones, to ensure the skin doesn't split while cooking.

How long should you boil potatoes? ›

In general small or cubed potatoes will take about 10 to 15 minutes to boil, while larger, whole potatoes will take between 20 to 25 minutes. To check potatoes for doneness, insert a knife into one.

Do you completely cover potatoes when boiling? ›

Place the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a bare simmer. Do not cover. (Covering changes the environment in the pot and can make the potatoes turn mushy.)

How long does it take to boil potatoes with skin on? ›

We recommend boiling small to medium-sized potatoes for 15-20 minutes. Larger potatoes may require 25-30 minutes. After boiling, drain the potatoes and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process and cool them down. Then, you can use them in your potato salad recipe.

Should I cube potatoes before boiling for potato salad? ›

Always cut up the potatoes into a dice before boiling them. If you boil the potatoes whole, the exterior of the potato will get too soft and crumbly before the interior has a chance to cook through. Best potatoes for potato salad? Russet, Yukon Gold, or red potatoes (new potatoes) are all excellent for potato salad.

Can you cube potatoes before boiling for potato salad? ›

Cutting potatoes into 2-inch cubes makes it so easy to make potato salad. The potatoes cook evenly, and they are the perfect bite-sized pieces.

How do you know when potatoes are done for potato salad? ›

Cook the potatoes.

Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender all the way through when pierced with a fork, 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size and type of potatoes.

Should potatoes be cool before adding mayonnaise? ›

Tossing the cooked potatoes in this tangy mixture while they are still hot allows them to absorb the flavors. After they cool, stir in the mayonnaise and more scallions, and you're ready to serve.

How to make potato salad Martha Stewart? ›

  1. Put potatoes in a large pot of salted water; bring to a boil. Cook until just tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain; let cool.
  2. Stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and dill; season with salt and pepper. Peel potatoes; cut into 1-inch chunks. Fold into mayonnaise mixture.
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